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You might expect the debate over California's new rooftop solar mandate to pit two well-defined camps against each other. But there are more than two sides.

Posted: May 24, 2018, 4:23 pm

India and China are driving a rapid global expansion in large-scale, solar power developments as the cost of building new projects falls, according to an analysis by Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis.

Posted: May 24, 2018, 4:08 pm
Utilities and independent power producers (IPPs) plan to invest $110 billion through 2025 to build new, natural gas-fired power plants. They, their shareholders and society would be better served were that capital invested in new, distributed, renewable power generation and distributed energy resources (DERs), including utility-customer demand response and energy efficiency programs, the Rocky Mountain Institute says.
Posted: May 24, 2018, 3:41 pm

Drilling for initial production and injection wells will begin next month for a geothermal energy demonstration project in southern Saskatchewan. Once built, the facility will be the first geothermal power plant in Canada.

Posted: May 24, 2018, 3:32 pm

As California continues to push aggressive policies for the advancement of solar deployment in the state, options for homebuyers to finance solar also are growing to meet their needs.

Posted: May 24, 2018, 2:31 pm
Clean energy advocates rejoiced as legislation was passed today in New Jersey that will support the development of a massive amount of renewable energy, specifically community solar, energy storage, offshore wind and energy efficiency. The bill also props up nuclear power in the state with the establishment of zero-emission certificates.
Posted: May 23, 2018, 7:47 pm

Massachusetts and Rhode Island today selected two offshore wind projects for development, securing a total of 1.2 GW of offshore generating capacity along the East Coast.

Posted: May 23, 2018, 7:42 pm
Accelerating the roll-out of EV charging infrastructure is widely seen as a key step towards furthering the widespread advent of electric transportation but isn’t without challenges. To address some of these challenges, Nidec Industrial Solutions, has unveiled a battery-based, ultra-fast charger (UFC) for electric vehicles (EVs).
Posted: May 23, 2018, 5:28 pm

“There is no technical or economic barrier to transitioning the entire world to 100 percent clean, renewable energy with a stable electric grid at low cost,” said Mark Z. Jacobson with Stanford University. This is the key finding of research completed and published in early 2018.

Posted: May 23, 2018, 3:45 pm

Virginia is taking the next step in growing the infrastructure necessary to support the offshore wind supply chain with the release of an RFP seeking an expert to develop a plan to strengthen the state’s existing assets.

Posted: May 23, 2018, 1:36 pm

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Clean energy advocates rejoiced as legislation was passed today in New Jersey that will support the development of a massive amount of renewable energy, specifically community solar, energy storage, offshore wind and energy efficiency. The bill also props up nuclear power in the state with the establishment of zero-emission certificates.
Posted: May 23, 2018, 7:47 pm
A report that examines statements about rolling blackouts made by regional grid operator ISO-New England, shows that sustained growth of renewables, and not more gas, will boost reliability of New England’s electric power system.
Posted: May 23, 2018, 9:27 am

The new era of big batteries has already drawn scrutiny after fiery electric-car crashes across America and Europe. Now, U.S. city planners are worried about the same risk of hard-to-control blazes as these power-storage units make their way into basements and onto rooftops.

Posted: May 22, 2018, 4:45 pm

In this episode, Ron DiFelice of Energy Intelligence Partners puts the challenges and opportunities of entering the energy storage market into perspective for businesses interested in everything from energy markets to big solar plus storage pairings.

Posted: May 21, 2018, 4:32 pm

Why is there so little noise about the emerging oligopoly in one of the hottest elements on the periodic table, lithium? Tianqi Lithium Corp. will pay $4.1 billion to buy Nutrien Ltd.’s 24 percent stake in Soc. Quimica & Minera de Chile SA, or SQM, in a deal that will entangle the biggest and fourth-biggest producers of the battery metal.

Posted: May 21, 2018, 11:31 am
The nation’s energy sector employed 6.5 million Americans in 2017, up 133,000 jobs from the year prior, according to a comprehensive report released today from the Energy Futures Initiative (EFI) and the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO). This two percent growth rate exceeded the national average of 1.7 percent.
Posted: May 18, 2018, 4:06 pm

Solar PV manufacturer Central Electronics Ltd. in Uttar Pradesh, India, has commissioned India’s first 1-MW microgrid featuring a CPS-1000 inverter from Burlington, Vt.-based Dynapower.

Posted: May 18, 2018, 3:21 pm
The Trump administration is weighing a broad array of strategies for keeping coal and nuclear power plants online as a matter of national security, with options ranging from invoking a 68-year-old law to a three-year-old one, according to a senior Energy Department official.
Posted: May 18, 2018, 2:21 pm

A cutting edge energy storage system to support a town with wildly fluctuating electricity needs has been switched on in South Australia.

Posted: May 18, 2018, 10:49 am

The U.S. House Appropriations Committee yesterday approved an energy and water funding bill that, as compared to fiscal year 2018, cuts energy efficiency and renewable energy programs by $243 million, and increases research and development funding for fossil fuels by $58 million.

Posted: May 17, 2018, 4:17 pm

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